We may receive information about you:
- If you contact us directly, via our website or our customer services teams - through applying for one of our products or services, or to make an enquiry or other request.
- From our network of franchised dealers, to whom you have given your information.
- Occasionally from other third parties who may lawfully pass to us information about you.
- If you apply for a position within Arden Maidstone Limited.
We may use your information (which we receive from you or third parties, or information that we learn about you from the way you use our products or services), for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:
- To provide or manage any information, products or services you have asked for.
- To help us identify you when you contact us.
- For general administration purposes.
- To help us improve the quality of our products and services.
- To help us detect and prevent fraud and money laundering.
- To help us recover debts.
- To carry out analysis and customer profiling.
- To identify other products and services which might be of interest to you and to inform you about our products and services (please see below).
We may share your information for any of these purposes with:
- Authorised franchised retailers within the Arden Maidstone Limited network.
- Our carefully chosen business partners who provide products or services under one of our group companies.
- Our service providers and agents who perform services on our behalf, such as marketing agencies and data management firms.
We may also pass your information to third parties:
- If we have been asked to provide information for legal or regulatory purposes.
- In relation to existing or future legal proceedings.
- In the process of selling one or more of our businesses, or to anyone to whom we may transfer our rights under any customer agreement we have with you.
- For the purpose of preventing fraud/loss, for example to fraud prevention agencies.
Informing you about our products and services:
We may use your information to contact you with news on products or services provided/sold by Arden Maidstone Limited and products and services provided by other group companies, (or our carefully selected business partners), which may be of interest to you and occasionally for market research purposes.
We and these other parties may contact you by post, phone, e-mail, SMS and other electronic means.
You can opt out of receiving marketing communications from us on products and services by ticking the appropriate box (if providing your information on www.ardenbmw.co.uk) or at any time by calling the retailer you provided your information to in the first instance (Retailer contact details can be found on this website). Alternatively you can contact Arden Maidstone Limited directly on 01622 717222, or write to us: Marketing Manager, Arden Maidstone Limited, 12 Wood Close, Quarry Wood Industrial Estate, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7UB.
We may inform you when inviting you to provide your personal details, that by providing these details you will be indicating your agreement to receive marketing communication by these means. If you give us your agreement and subsequently wish to opt out, you can do so by clicking the unsubscribe link which we include on all of our marketing communication, or you can contact us at any time at the address or telephone number above.
Please be aware that if you opt out of marketing communications received from one retailer within the Arden Maidstone network, your personal information may also be held by another retailer within Arden Maidstone Limited, you will continue to receive information from that retailer until such time as you opt out of marketing activity from that retailer specifically.
Please note if you purchase a vehicle from a franchised retailer that is not part of Arden Maidstone Limited, or otherwise give your information to such a retailer, or to a manufacturer directly, you will have a separate relationship with that organisation in respect of the use of your data and you will need to contact the organisation concerned, in relation to any request you may have in regards to that organisations use of your data.
The range of products and services offered by Arden Maidstone Limited, group companies or selected business partners include, but is not limited to:
- Vehicle sales.
- Motor related products and services, including (amongst other things) vehicle aftersales care, finance, leasing and ancillary insurances, vehicle accessories, vehicle emergency service, vehicle warranties and motor insurance.
- Personal finance products.
Our group companies trading in the UK include:
- Arden Maidstone BMW
- Arden Maidstone MINI
Arden Maidstone Limited internet sites:
We try to keep our websites secure. However you recognise when providing your information to us through our websites, or when you send us or ask us to send you any of your confidential information by e-mail, that the internet and e-mail communications over the internet may not be secure. Arden Maidstone Limited cannot be responsible for any loss or unauthorised interception of information transmitted via the internet, which is beyond our control.
When you visit our web site, our web server automatically records your IP address, the web site from which you visit us, the web pages you actually visit and the date and length of your visit. Personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for example in the context of an enquiry, a survey, entering a promotional contest etc.
A 'cookie' is a piece of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk, so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
- To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content of our site to match your preferred interests; including any 'favourite vehicles' or 'vehicle comparisons' you may save.
- To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
Two types of cookies may be used on Arden Maidstone Limited internet sites: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for longer, (how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our websites if cookies are disabled.
You can find information on how to disable or enable cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
When providing information to Arden Maidstone Limited:
You are responsible for informing us of any change in your details, such as a change of address. You have a right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the information we hold about you.
You have a right to ask what information we hold about you. Please contact the retailer which you have received correspondence from for these purposes. The retailer will ask you to complete a Data Subject Access Request form and provide the necessary identity documents ahead of releasing the information.
If you are under 16 please do not provide us with any personal information unless you have the permission of your parent or guardian to do so.
All correspondence including but not limited to, telephone calls and e-mails to Arden Maidstone Limited companies, may be recorded and/or monitored for training and/or auditing purposes.
Arden Maidstone Limited uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorised persons.
Alternatively you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern slavery and human trafficking statement
This statement is reviewed each year and is a guideline for Arden Maidstone management and staff for the financial year. The statement represents the steps Arden Maidstone has taken during the financial year. Historic copies of this statement are available upon request directly from Arden Maidstone.
Modern slavery is an international crime, a violation of fundamental human rights and is estimated to affect more than 29 million people worldwide. There are many forms of modern slavery, such as slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking but the common theme is someone depriving another person of their liberty for personal or commercial gain.
Arden Maidstone Limited has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically in all our business dealings and ensuring that we have systems and processes in place to ensure modern slavery is not occurring anywhere within our business or supply chain.
This statement sets out Arden Maidstone Limited actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1st January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
As part of motor industry, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
This statement covers the activities of Arden Maidstone Limited which operates in Kent, United Kingdom. There are a few locations:
BMW Retailer: 12 Wood Close, Quarry Wood Industrial Estate, Kent, ME20 7UB
MINI Retailer: 736 London Road, Larkfield, Kent, ME20 6BG
Service Centre: Units 8 & 9, Quarry Wood Industrial Estate, Kent, ME20 7UB
Storage/Valet & SMART : Quarry Wood Industrial Estate, Kent, ME20 7UB
Our associated business suppliers are our manufacturer and subsidiary companies within BMW Group UK, and other suppliers. Some of these suppliers work within the business on a day to day basis:
Automotive Systems UK Limited - TCF/FCA Compliance Consultancy
RJG Consultants Limited – IT Consultancy.
SecurePLC – contract valetors
SeeClear Ltd – premises cleaners
LRDFuture Ltd – Smart repairers
The Group is committed to ensuring that no modern slavery is occurring within our supply chain or in any part of our business and to this end have adopted an anti-slavery policy, which has been communicated to all our staff.
The company operates a robust recruitment process in accordance with UK legislation, including interviews for all roles, Passport,ID and address checks and ensuring everyone employed is over the age of 16, has control and possession of their own passport, and is eligible to work in the UK.
A review of our supply chain identified that 527 suppliers were used during 2018, with a combined spend of around £6.4 million. Of the supply chain 100% were located in either the UK or EU and are considered low risk. The largest 30 suppliers accounted for 88.2% of the total spend and we are endeavouring to ensure these suppliers have robust anti-slavery procedures in place.
To ensure modern slavery is understood by our staff we have provided training to managers and supervisor staff to raise awareness and highlight any concerns staff may have. We cover modern slavery in our one day Arden Maidstone Induction Programme for all new starters into the business, and discuss this with contracted staff who work on the company premises regularly.
Effectiveness in Combating Modern Slavery
No instances have been identified within our supply chain of modern slavery, so we have not considered it necessary to adopt any formal KPI’s, though we intend to keep this under review.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organisation. The statement must set out the steps that the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business. If the organisation has not taken any such steps, it must still publish a statement to that effect.
Managing Director - Ross Daverson
This statement was approved on 10th April 2019 by the organisation's Managing Director and the management team, who will review and update it annually.
Laws and Leading statutory authority relating to this document:
Modern Slavery Act 2015
Transparency in supply chains etc: a practical guide
Transparency in supply chains (TISC) modern slavery and human trafficking statements registry
Modern Slavery Act statements registry
Stronger together initiative
Ethical trading initiative
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Global slavery index
Business and human rights resource centre
International Labour Organisation: forced labour, human trafficking and slavery
Guiding principles on business and human rights: implementing the United Nations "protect, respect and remedy" framework